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Russia: Putin welcomes Sarkozy ahead of St. Petersburg Economic Forum 00:56

Russia: Putin welcomes Sarkozy ahead of St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
June 15, 2016 at 20:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin held an informal meeting with his former French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy at the Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

During the meeting Putin noted that Sarkozy is "in such a wonderful position where you can speak frankly." The Russian president also thanked Sarkozy for coming for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) which kicks off on Thursday.

The Russian-French relations, the situation in the Middle East and particularly in Syria topped the agenda of the meeting.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held an informal meeting with his former French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy at the Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

During the meeting Putin noted that Sarkozy is "in such a wonderful position where you can speak frankly." The Russian president also thanked Sarkozy for coming for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) which kicks off on Thursday.

The Russian-French relations, the situation in the Middle East and particularly in Syria topped the agenda of the meeting.

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